SIBU: A Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) executive member questions why Sarawak is still getting less allocation than Sabah under Budget 2021. The party’s secretary-general Priscilla Lau pointed out that the state’s ruling coalition Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) had stressed about this year’s allocation still being inadequate for Sarawak’s development.

(诗华 - 2020年11月11日)肯雅兰全民党主席温利山表示,鉴于砂拉越在2021年依然获得小额预算,如今是砂拉越退出马来西亚联邦的时候了,因为砂拉越与马来亚的“婚姻”简直没有用。

GPS government said the intention to amend Article 16 of the Sarawak Constitution was to protect Sarawak's rights concerning the eligibility of persons to stand elections and be elected as members of the Dewan Undangan Negri (DUN).

Those who are qualified to be members of Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) are governed by Article 16 of the Sarawak Constitution (hereinafter, “the Constitution”). Article 16 of the Constitution states that “Every citizens of or over the age of twenty one years who is resident in the State is qualified to elected as an elected member of the Dewan Undangan Negeri, unless he disqualified for being such a member by the Federal Constitution or this Constitution or by any law such law as is mentioned in Article 17”.

The recent amendment to Article 16 of the State Constitution by Sarawak government GPS to define a “resident in the state” is still ambigious and unclear. As it consititues a grey area, it will be up to the court to interprete shall an issue of this kind be brought before the court.

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